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tla it leads to real life violence. >>> task force is being slammed for what the nra is calling a "agenda to attack the second amendment." . biden spent most of their meeting yesterday focusing on restrictions that would impact lawful gun owners. the vice president says those ideas include a universal background check and limiting the size of high capacity magazines. the nra says it will now work with congress to focus on what it calls better options. >> first, school security. that's essential to protecting our children. secondly, reform of the ways had which we deal with the mentally ill and including the violently or potentially violently mentally ill on the list of people not allowed to buy firearms. >> the nra is also pushing for a program to put armed guards in every school in the nation. biden says he will present his recommendations to president obama on tuesday. >>> right now, police in two counties and the district are searching for a dangerous man who broke out of a locked hospital ward. 27-year-old clayton mollenhoff broke down a door to escape washington adventist h
. the nra, other gun owner groups and sportsmen will make their way to the white house this morning. yesterday the task force met with victims' groups and gun-control supporters who say they were encouraged by the conversation. right is biden says the task force will use the discussion to take quick action. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. >> representatives from walmart will also join the talks. they originally said they could not attend. the task force hopes to put forth a series of proposals in about a month. >>> president obama is busy forming his cabinet for his second term. he could announce as early as today his choice for treasury secretary. the president expected to nominate jack lew to fill that key post. lew is currently the white house chief of staff. he's also served as white house budget director for presidents obama and clinton. if he's confirmed, he would succeed timothy geithner at the treasury department. >>> the president also looking for a new labor secretary. hi
biden. so this morning, the nra's president will speak out in a live interview. >>> also ahead, a startling sight. a chemical in some drinking water that can cause the water to actually catch fire. one family had it happen to them. they'll share their story. savannah will be live in los angeles as they prepare to host the pre-show special on the gloeld en globes. we'll break down the nominees and what you can expect the stars to be wearing on the much talked about red carpet. got those stories and much more ahead as we start on a friday morning here on "today." aaron, back to you. >> matt, we look forward to seeing you sunday night. >> you got it. see you then. >>> 6:37 is your time. after the break, we'll show you that portrait of the duchess of cambridge. >>> also, just when you thought you heard the end of the fiscal cliff, the change you will notice today. >> why we don't have to wait until inauguration day for gridlock in this town. >>> you are embassy has been seized -- >>> a best picture nominee already being remade. why one country says it's going to tell the real story
and limiting the size of high capacity magazines. the nra will work with congress for what will best -- >> check the box and talked to the representatives of firearms owners and the groups that support the second amendment and now they were going to proceed with what they wanted to do. >> the nra is pushing for a program to put armed guards in every school in the nation. biden says he will present his recommendations to president obama on tuesday. >>> while that meeting was going on, across the country gunfire erupted at another school. a 16-year-old boy shot one classmate with a shotgun and tried to shoot another but missed. this was at a high school in taft, california. the boy had been planning the attack and targeted students who bullied him. if teachers prevented more bloodshed in talking the student to putting the gun down. the injured student is in critical but stable condition. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside a colorado movie theater. after four days of graphic testimony of the night james holmes allegedly shot and killed 12 people and injured 70 more in a theater
governor chris christie has choice words for the nra. >>> also ahead, the phone call that had fighter jets scrambling to catch up with a seattle bound passenger jet. >>> a firefighter finds himself in need of help after an unexpected obstacle sends him scrambling. >>> you may not have to scrape snow off your car, but you need your winter coat. >>> as we go to break, an inauguration history fact for you. in 1923, vice president calvin coolidge took the oath of office at his father's house in vermont following the death of president warren harding. coolidge's father was a notary public >>> caught on tape. a russian firefighter trying to rescue a family from a burning building gets pummeled by snow and ice. take a look at this. you can see the man climb the ladder to reach the people who are desperate to get out. suddenly that huge mound of snow and ice fell off the building, sent the firefighter down the ladder apiece there. you see that. the man somehow managed to hold on as his fellow firemen rushed up to help him. they ended up rescuing a family and officials say the firefighters were not
-control task force. the nra, other gun-control groups, and sportsmen head to the white house today. walmart, the largest gun retailer, will be there. yesterday the task force met with victims' groups and gun control supporters who they they were encouraged by the conversation. the task force expected to make recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, two families are out of their homes because of fire. first in prince george's county. a fire started in the basement of a home in mitchellville. it happened around 2:00 on the 3200 block of lottsford vista road not far from route 50. as you see, the fire spread to the rest of the house. no word on if anyone was injured or how the fire started. and in fairfax county, a fire started on the back porch of a townhouse in oakton. it broke out just after midnight on bushman drive not far from i-66. the fire went to two alarms as it quickly spread throughout the home. everyone did get out okay. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> this morning, robert griffin iii begins his road to recovery. he's in florida where he had
in 2007. now, the nra is out with a survey this morning that it says shows the true view that gun owners have on the current gun control debate. the gun lobby polled 1,000 of its own members. they say that 91% support laws keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. but 93% also oppose a law requiring them to register their guns with the federal government. the nra says the first survey to accurately represent gun owners. >>> president obama will travel outside the district for the first time of his -- for his second term next week. he is headed to las vegas. the president made numerous stops in nevada while campaigning and defeated mitt romney in that state. the white house is not releasing any details about the trip. >>> today mitt romney will be in d.c. for a luncheon hosted by two of his biggest campaign fundraisers. philanthropist katherine rein old and bill mayor jot jr. are hosting at the j.w. marriott hotel downtown. romney rejoined the board of directors of the hotel after leaving to run for the white house. the former presidential candidate chose not to attend the in
police. >>> the head of the nra heads to capitol hill today to tell lawmakers why he doesn't believe a ban on assault wep onts or universal background checks for gun buyers will make this country any safer. wayne la pierre will be one of the witnesses to testify before the committee holding a hearing on how to reduce gun violence. former astronaut mark kelly whose wife is gabrielle giffords is scheduled to testify also today. >>> top republicans are voice concern over the immigration reform. the president laid out his plan yesterday in las vegas. it calls for bolstering border security and cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers. they want to make a path to citizenship to others. they would have to pay back taxes and pass a background check among other requirements. >> these 11 million men and women are now here. many of them have been here for years. the overwhelming majority of these individuals aren't looking for any trouble. they're contributing members of the community. >> if this had endeavor becomes a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest, quickest
change on guns, on immigration, on tax reform. plus, that hateful nra ad this week that used the president's daughters serves to remind us how the country adopted this family over the last four years, and we will talk about the role and the vision of the white house. and join us for a great roundtable. now for a look at what is coming up on "meet the press," here is david gregory. >> good morning, and on the eve of the second inauguration, the capitol has two issues, guns and the national debt. we will talk to two key senators, shuck schumer and senator cruz. and joe scarborough joins us, and david axelrod, and chuck todd here to talk about the numbers in a new poll. that's coming up on "meet the press." >>> and shortly after "meet the press," president obama will be sworn in at a private ceremony at the white house. and earlier today vice president joe biden took his oath. sotomayor swore in the vp. >>> and the families travelled to church for services set to start in a few minutes. and today's services is celebrating president obama's second inauguration as well as the mart
to be critical to counter balance what the nra is doing at the grassroots level on the other side or the nra is going to win it again. >> the partial banner talking about in maryland, we lifted -- the ban ran out on rifles and assault weapons in 2006, and we are proposing basically to expand it back to the future, back to where we were before not only on the state level but the federal level. these laws have been in effect before. >> we ran into the same thing at the state level. the challenge politically then was we had state senators and delegates that felt pressure from gun rights advocates to not having the gun ban extended, and we have to take a lesson from that and we need to make it work at the state and federal level. >>> we will take a break and continue our discussion on "viewpoint" right after this. >>> welcome back to "viewpoint." we are talking with the states attorney mccarthy and glenn ivy who co-wrote an opinion piece in the washington post and offered their own set of recommendations for reducing gun violence in the nation. glenn, you say the approach has to be comprehensive
pierre, the head of the nra. he will argue that not only will a ban on weapons not work. he'll cite a study that it didn't reduce crime in '94. he'll say a universal background check is unreasonable as well. that criminals would never get a background check and those are the people you're targeting. we'll hear from mark kelly, the husband of former congressman gabrielle giffords who was shot in arizona two years ago. they've started a lobbying group for -- while kelly will say he's a gun owner and believes the mra does a lot of good work when it comes to safety, he completely disagrees when it comes to universal background checks and that's when he and his wife, congresswoman giffords will focus on as necessity lobby for more gun control efforts. >> tracie potts on the hill, thank you. >>> the anne arundel county board will hold an emergency meeting to remove john leopold from office. he was found guilty of misconduct in a courtroom yesterday. he was accused of forcing county employees to -- to put up election signs in 2010. the judge will allowance a sentencing date tomorrow. they
of the nra. >> the national rifle association says it's gearing up for an all-out battle, insisting that gun bans make no one safer. vice president biden is spearheading a public push for new gun ledge hags that will strengthen background checks, limit high capacity ammunition magazines and get assault weapons off of america's streets. >> this is about action. no more talk. if not now, when? >> the american debate over guns hitting home in the nation's capitol. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the nra's vice president wayne la pierre is set to testify during wednesday's hearing. he says the nra will not budge on any of the suggested measures. angie? >> today a community will pay their last respects to a gallaudet university professor who died in a fire. laura snyder gardner and her daughter mary ann died wednesday morning in a house fire in falls church. both were deaf. snyder gardner taught math at gallaudet university. e also helped coach the girl's soccer team at the model secondary school for the devon gallaudet's campus. the memorial service is at 2:30 this afternoon at gallaudet
obama introduced several proposals he says will help reduce gun violence. nra executive vice president, wayne la pierre will answer questions today, so will retired astronaut mark kelly, gabrielle giffords' husband. >>> martin o'malley is expected to push three major pieces of legislation during the state of the state address this morning. a sweeping gun control bill, repealing the death penalty and a third attempt to put wind turbines off the coast of ocean city are likely topics. for the first time you'll be able to chime in. residents can submit questions on twitter using #mdsots. the address is at moon in annapolis. >>> boeing new about o problems on the batteries on the dream liners before they were grounded. nippon says before two battery fires on board the dreamliners, the airline replaced ten pat riss in its aircraft several months ago. the airline reported it to boeing but not to safety regulators. after the replacements were made, the airlines said some had to be replaced again. all 787s around the world are grounded pending an investigationment. >>> 6:07 now. we continue to
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